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Setting Up Email on Android

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Using your Android phone to send and receive your email is a logical necessity in today's modern world. If you have set up an email address with HostGator and wish to access your domain specific email using the Mail application on your smartphone device, then this article is for you!

In this article, we will cover the necessary information needed to set up your Androids 3rd party mail client. For more detailed information on setting up your smartphone, we recommend reaching out to your service or phone developer's support resources. 

Pro Tip: Since there are so many different types of phones, tablets, computers, smartphone versions, and networks involved, this article will cover only the basic settings you will need. It's always recommended to reach out to someone who understands your device from a professional standpoint should you experience issues setting up email on a third-party mail client. This article, by no means, should serve as a comprehensive guide covering computer/phone specifics.

Getting Started:

You will need your incoming mail server, outgoing mail server, full email address, and your email password. The default settings are listed below. 

  1. Open the Mail app on your phone.
  2. Tap the 'Other' option.

    email option

  3. Enter the email address you wish to configure. In this example, the email address is test@example.com.

    email address field

  4. Tap on the Manual Setup button.
  5. Choose POP or IMAP. IMAP synchronizes the email on your computer with the contents of your account on the server, while POP simply downloads the inbox.

    email protocol option

  6. Type in your email password. 

    password field

  7. Enter the following 'Incoming' server settings:
    1. POP
      • Username – Your full email address
      • Password – Your email address password
      • SERVER – pop.ipage.com 
    • IMAP
      • Username – Your full email address
      • Password – Your email address password
      • SERVER – imap.ipage.com 

        incoming server settings 

  8. Click the NEXT button. 
  9. Enter the following 'Outgoing' server settings:
    • Username – Your full email address
    • Authentication – Your email password
    • SMTP server – smtp.ipage.com 
  10. Click the NEXT button. 
  11. Choose your desired settings. 

    Email account options

  12. Tap the NEXT button. 
  13. Fill in the following two options:
    • Give this account a name (Optional) – You may leave this as your email address
    • Your name (Displayed on outgoing messages) – You can change this to your actual name if you like
  14. Tap the NEXT button to complete the email setup. 
If you have any trouble setting up your device, be sure to check out the Generic Email Client Settings Article to try a combination of settings before reaching out to support. In some cases, it's necessary to reach out to your cellphone service provider or phone manufacturer for assistance.